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Man Leaves His Estate To Actors He Never Met! One Being EX-Y&R's Peter Barton!

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In a bizarre story, Ray Fulk willed his estate to two actors he never met, leaving them an estimated half a million dollars each.  Fulk was 71 when he died last July. He lived alone on a 160-acre property in Lincoln, Ill. that he inherited from his father. He had no family or children.  What Fulk did have was an admiration for actors Kevin Brophy and Peter Barton, whom he had never met. He admired them so much that he left his estate to be split between them.

According to Yahoo! News, Donald Behle, an estate attorney, said he helped prepare Fulk’s will around 1998, and never saw him again. Behle had helped with the estate of Fulk’s father, who died in 1997.

As to why Fulk will his estate to the two actors?   “He just said they were friends of his,” Behle said, who knew they were actors but did not know Fulk had never met them.   Behle is not sure why he considered them friends, but the State Journal-Register newspaper of Springfield, Ill., says he was a fan of their television shows.  Barton is known for his role as Dr. Scott Grainger in the soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1987 to 1993.  Brophy was in the 1977 show Lucan. Fulk had a poster from the show on the wall of his house, according to the State Journal-Register.

Behle is currently overseeing the sale of Fulk’s property, which is appraised at $1,054,000.  After Fulk died, Brophy and Barton received letters informing them of the bequest. The two are friends who had acted in the film Hell Night in 1981. They could not be reached for comment.  Barton actually visited Lincoln and Behle to see if the letter was real, Behle said. “His reaction was disbelief,” Behle said. “What would yours be?”  Behle said he enjoyed meeting Barton and giving him a tour of the property, except for the home.

“His house was an absolute filthy mess. We wore masks when we were in there,” Behle said. The only other bequest he left was to the Anti-Cruelty Society, an animal organization in Chicago. “He loved animals,” Behle said, though he said he doesn’t know if Fulk was affiliated with the organization.

Ok soapers, if you had a will, would you name any of your favorite soap opera stars in it?  And if so, who?  What do you think of the story of Ray Fulk’s decision to leave his estate to Scott Barton and Kevin Brophy?  Weigh-in!

 

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Blake
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Blake

That’s wild, I’m sure those actors are loving this!

lisa
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lisa

That’s way out there.
I wouldn’t name any soap stars in my will – I have children and grandchildren.

jim
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jim

Why cant i be so lucky?

jim
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jim

Why cant stuff like this happen to me?

mo
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mo

I guess Ray didn’t have any relatives he wanted to leave his estate too and maybe these two actors gave him a lot of joy via their performances. I think I would probably leave more to charities than strangers. But I guess Ray felt he knew them in some way. Sure is crazy!

mo
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mo

Ray didn’t have any running water and bathed in a creek!!! Okay, he should have used some of his money to add mod cons to his house. I don’t understand people who live in squalor and then when they die you find out they were millionaires. Maybe his money was tied up in his house/land, but he should have sold and bought himself a nice little place.

jon
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jon

Nutjob!

MK
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MK

I guess Peter was a Boytoy, without having to submit. 😉

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL…..

w/Cricket “BELL”.

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this is neither here nor there….

Bear Salute to all the Hotness in Serials. Woof!

Wendy
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Wendy

I’ve never had the honour of meeting peter barton, but I’ve heard only nice things about him. I find it insulting to call peter a boy toy. . U are an idiot

Annalee
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Annalee

No comment…… Lol

daring sally
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daring sally

Not on your life would I do something like that. My fantasies will never go that deep. Like the lady said: I have my own family to think about………..As sure as the world continue to be in existence there will be stranger things to happen. Nothing ceases to amaze me. Like mom always said: Just keep on living! You ain’t seen nothing yet!

Michele
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Michele

This man must have felt a connection to the shows these actors were on. Shows you watch for a long time tend to make you feel like you know the characters and are part of something. It’s a little sad because the man had no other family. I hope the actors accept the inheritance and do something good with it, even just a portion of the money could set up a trust to help a good cause.

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WATCH: Cast of Y&R Recite Maya Angelou’s ‘Equality’ in Honor of Black History Month & Women’s History Month

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Participating in the video are Y&R cast members: Mishael Morgan (Amanda) Jason Thompson (Billy), Jordi Vilasuso (Rey), Bryton James (Devon), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Brytni Sarpy (Elena), Sean Dominic (Nate), Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Christian LeBlanc (Michael), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

Equality was first published in 1990 and was said to address how black women are seen and treated in the eyes of men, and calls for an end to gender and racial inequality.

Watch  and listen to the important words of Maya Angelou performed by the cast below.

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Emmanuel Acho Replaces Chris Harrison as Host of ‘The Bachelor’ Finale ‘After the Final Rose’ Special

Former NFL linebacker and Fox Sports analyst and host of the weekly web series Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Emmnauel Acho has gotten the nod to replace longtime ‘Bachelor’ franchise host, Chris Harrison, for this season’s ‘After the Final Rose’ special.

On Saturday, in an Instagram post confirming the news, Acho wrote, “I’ve accepted the Rose and am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year. It’s been a pivotal season, and this episode will hopefully be one of the most storied shows in TV history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. Share the news! I’ll see y’all then!”

Previously, Chris Harrison revealed that he was stepping aside from The Bachelor after he made controversial remarks to Rachel Lindsey during her interview with him on Extra.  At that time, Harrison and Lindsey, who was the first Black Bachelorette in the series history, were discussing current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s controversy, which included photos of her attending an antebellum-themed college party in 2018, and allegedly liking and sharing social media posts with the Confederate flag and Qanon conspiracies.  Harrison’s comments seemed to indicate he felt people were passing judgement on Kirkconnell on this time of ‘cancel culture’ in our society.  Those remarks inflamed viewers and Lindsey.  As Bachelor Nation knows this season featured Matt James as the first Black bachelor ever within the franchise.

As for Acho, he will anchor the After the Rose special airing on Monday, March 15, immediately following the season finale of The Bachelor. He will sit down with James as well as the three finalists Kirkconnell, Michelle Young and Bri Springs, which is said to include talon the past racist remarks made by Kirkconnell and Harrison’s exit for the special.

So, what do you think about ABC’s choice to replace Chris Harrison for the ‘After the Final Rose” special?  Has this whole season of ‘The Bachelor’ backfired when it should have been groundbreaking? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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‘Pine Valley’s’ Leo Richardson Teases First Episode Script of All My Children Primetime Reboot

On Friday, soap fans were abuzz on Twitter, when head writer and executive producer, Leo Richardson of the All My Children reboot in development, showed off the script cover of the pilot and first episode of Pine Valley.

The series is currently in the works over at ABC with former AMC favorites, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos and Rebel’s Andrew Stearn as the other executive producers.

Richardson shared along with the script pic, “A year and a half of work comes down to just 60 pages. And off she goes… #PineValley””

Fans of All My Children are thrilled at Richardson’s news and now will await word on what will happen with the proposed show.

Leo has also written the long-running British soap, EastEnders and for Lee Daniel’s Star.

Check out his tweet below.  (UPDATED: Since this original posting, Richardson’s tweet was taken down)

Now, let us know if you are excited to find out just what characters are in the script of Pine Valley in the comment section.

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